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What’s On February 2020 | Worldwide Luxury Events

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GP Ice Race | Zell Am See-Kaprun, Austria | 1-2 February 2020

For the second year in a row, the legendary ice races of days gone-by will be returning to Zell am See after 40 years and running over two jam-packed days full of motorsport events in extreme conditions! Everyone from amateur and professional racers, teams and manufacturers will compete across a multitude of classes to be the best on the ice.

For more information visit the website.

GP Ice Race

Bathurst 12 Hours | Mount Panorama Circuit, Australia | 31st January – 2nd February 2019

Now in its 18th year, the 2020 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race will be held on the Mount Panorama Circuit, near Bathurst, Australia. This is the perfect opportunity for race lovers to see some of the best drivers handle a range of GT, touring car classes, GT3 and GT4 cars from Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, Audi and more, around the track over the four days (with the main race held on the 3rd February). The Bathurst 12 Hour is also the opening round of the 2020 Intercontinental GT Challenge series, a sports car racing series consisting of international endurance races for grand tourer racing cars complying with the FIA’s GT3 regulations. For more information and contact details, visit the website.

Leadfoot Festival | Coromandel, New Zealand | 8 – 9 February 2020

Leadfoot Festival is New Zealand’s answer to the UK Goodwood Festival of Speed and is a unique weekend bringing together a mix of classic cars, vintage motorcycles and modern day machines to tackle the infamous hill climb of Rodd & Shelly Millen’s 150 acre Leadfoot Ranch. The event is family friendly and visitors are invited to dress in period style clothing to make it a true celebration of motorsports and all things automotive. For more information and to get tickets, visit the website.

Retromobile Paris | Paris, France | 5 – 9 February 2020

Held over 5 days, Retromobile attracts over 130,000 visitors to see cars from over 620 exhibitors with nearly a thousand vehicles spread over the 3 halls (equivalent to the size of seven football fields)! Although mostly classic cars, many modern day brands also exhibit, like Lamborghini and Bugatti, as well as showcases from concept cars of the future. For more information and to get tickets, visit the website.

Miami Yacht Show | One Herald Plaza, Miami | 13 – 17 February 2020

This year Miami’s premier luxury yacht show will be taking place from its new location at One Herald Plaza between the Venetian and MacArthur causeways. The in-water display of new and pre-owned vessels will showcase the world’s most extraordinary and uniquely designed yachts and superyachts from the world’s foremost custom boat builders. With a brand-new look & layout, the new location is just north of downtown Miami next to the Adrienne Arscht Center for the Performing Arts and the Sea Isle Marina and is just minutes from major interstates, famous shopping districts and the new Brightline station for easy access! For more information and ticketing information, visit the website.

Lamborghini Esperienza Accademia Neve | Livigno, Italy | 18 – 20 February 2019

Lamborghini Esperienza Accademia Neve is the global point of reference for ice driving courses worldwide, with guests learning how to handle the entire fleet of the Italian fleet in low-grip scenarios under the instruction of the professional Lamborghini instructors
Staying in luxury accommodation amongst the Italian Alps, for the first time this year guests will be able to experience the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO on the courses. 

The next edition of Lamborghini Esperienza Accademia Neve will be held at the Ghiacciodromo in Livigno, Italy on the following dates:

February 10 – 12, 2020
February 12 – 14, 2020
February 14 – 16, 2020
February 16 – 18, 2020

For more information and to apply to Lamborghini’s ice driving courses, download the brochure or visit the website.

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What’s On January 2020 | Worldwide Luxury Events

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Tokyo Auto Salon | Tokyo, Japan | 10 – 12 January 2020

In its 38th year, the Tokyo Auto Salon is held at the MAKUHARI MESSE International Convention Complex and is not one to be missed for anyone wanting a car show with a difference. Originally named “Tokyo Exciting Car Show” back in the early days, the Tokyo Auto Salon is a car show specialising in incredible customisations, aftermarket parts, technology, tuning and all things JDM.
Besides all the car related exhibitions there’s also plenty of live entertainment, including top musicians from around the world and talk shows hosting famous drivers and celebrities.
For more information and to get tickets to the Tokyo Auto Salon, visit the website.

North American International Auto Show | Detroit | 7 – 20 January 2020

Held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, the North American International Auto Show is one of the larger auto shows in USA, offering plenty of variety for the luxury auto enthusiast including brands like Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and Rolls Royce.
Events include:
– Automobili-D: 9 -11 January 2020
– Industry Preview: 10-11 January 2020
– Charity Preview: 12 January 2020
– Public Show: 13-20 January 2020
For more information and contact details, visit the website.

Pure McLaren Arctic Experience | Northern Finland | 27 Jan – 13 Feb 2020

Find your warmest jacket because you’re going to need it up where the McLaren 570S takes to the ice tracks in Northern Finland!

Held over 3 days, participants will have the opportunity to learn new skills and put their driving to the test on one of Finland’s best winter testing facilities. At the end of the day you’ll head home to Jávri Lodge and if you’ve got any energy left there’s also ice-karting and husky safari adventures to be had.

Schedule
Arrival Day Arrival at the Northern Lights Airport in Ivalo and transfer to the exclusive Jávri Lodge.

Day One Take on multiple ice and snow configurations from behind the wheel of a McLaren 570S at the McLaren Ice Driving Centre. Our specialist coaches will be there to guide you through every drift and turn.

Day 2 Return to our specialist ice driving facility and progress to more challenging tracks.

Day 3 (3 Day Programme Only) An additional day on the ice will allow you to build on everything you’ve learned to master advanced driving techniques.

Departure Day The adventure concludes with a journey across the icy landscape led by a team of huskies. Spend time at the husky farm before being transferred, via Jávri, back to Ivalo Airport.

For more information, download the brochure or visit the website.

Rallye Monte Carlo | Detroit | 20 – 26 January 2020

The Monte Carlo Rally or Rallye Monte Carlo (officially Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo) is a 4 day rallying event organised each year by the Automobile Club de Monaco which also organises the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix and the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique. Beginning in 1911 by Prince Albert I as an event to demonstrate the latest in automobile technology and innovation, competitors would set off from all four corners of Europe and “rally”. The rally now in its 88th year takes place along the French Riviera in the Principality of Monaco and southeast France. For more information and contact details, visit the website.

NZ Millennium Cup | Bay of Islands, New Zealand | 29 January – 1 February 2020

Held in the beautiful cruising grounds around the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, the Millennium Cup is a celebration of the good racing and friendly Kiwi hospitality. Bringing together some of the best in the superyacht sector, the regatta is also a chance for the wider industry to gather and for local industries to raise awareness of their world-class repair and refit capabilities. When not competitively racing, yacht owners can also enjoy surrounding areas like Northland (famous for its ultra-luxe lodges), tee off at the David Harman-designed golf course at Kauri Cliffs or enjoy a day of world-class diving around one of the 144 islands that make up The Bay of Islands. Entry starts at $2,800 for vessels up to 25.9metres and $5,400 for vessels over 26 metres. For more information and contact details, visit the website.

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What’s On December 2019 | Worldwide Luxury Events

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Art Basel Miami Beach | Miami, USA | 5 – 8 December 2019

Art Basel is an international art fair hosted annually in Basel, Switzerland; Miami Beach and Hong Kong and showcases work of emerging and established contemporary artists to collectors and members of the public. In previous years, supercar brands like Lamborghini have even presented “artwork” pieces in the form of sketches or new designs.

Art Basel Miami Beach this year runs from December 5 through 8 and will bring together more than 4,000 artists and 269 leading international galleries at Miami Beach Convention Center and is a culmination of gallery showings, parties and shopping experiences.

For more information, visit the website.

Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous | Phuket, Thailand
12-15 December 2019

An invitation-only event, Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous is designed to bring like-minded guests together from the Southeast Asia region and signals the opening of Phuket’s charter season. KRSR participants includes yacht owners, builders, industry professionals and brands and gives an opportunity flagship vessels to be showcased and guests to socialise and network in a world-class cruising beach destination.

For more information and to register your car, visit their website.

Purist Winter Toy Drive 2019 | Industry Hills Expo Centre, California | 8 December 2019

Join the 7th Annual Winter Drive Winter Drive being held by the Purist Group and bring along toy donations to support disadvantaged children and families during the holiday season.

Winter Drive itself is a a fun toy collection event featuring exotic cars, live music, entertainment and giveaways. In 2018, the event raised over 20,000+ units of toys to be donated to charities worldwide and this year they are hoping to smash that goal and need your help!

SUPPORT THE CAUSE. BRING A TOY.

*There’s no entry fee but please bring a new, unwrapped toy (minimum $10 in value) to be collected on the day.

Date: Sunday, December, 8th, 2019

Time: 10:00AM-3:00PM

Location: Industry Hills Expo Center
16200 Temple Ave, City of Industry, CA 91744

** If parking on the premises there is a $5 parking fee (cash only)

For more information and to register your car, visit their website.

Purist Winter Drive
Purist Winter Drive.

Festival of Speed Orlando

Celebrating its 14th anniversary this year, the Festivals of Speed Orlando will once again be held at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes on Sunday December 15th 2019.

Over 250 exotic cars, motorcycles, watercraft and luxury brands will be on display around the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Orlando The Festivals of Speed show field has become known for its unique diversity, showcasing both vintage and contemporary vehicles of all makes and models including Porsche, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Aston-Martin, BMW, Mercedes, McLaren, and more. Guests will also have the chance to experience fine wines, exciting culinary offerings, cigar lounge, on site cafes and music playing throughout the grounds.

Sunday, December 15th 2019
10:00am-4:00pm
Admission: $20.00 per person (children 12 and under are free)
THE RITZ-CARLTON ORLANDO.4012 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837

For more information visit the website.

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race | Sydney, Australia | 26th – 27th December 2019

In its 75th year, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race has become a highly anticipated event on the Australian sporting calendar and attracts global media coverage as the yachts set sail from Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day.

At 628 nautical miles, the course is often described as the most grueling long ocean race in the world. Sail crews from around the world compete in this timed race, starting from Sydney Harbour and sailing down the south-east coast of mainland Australia, across the often choppy Bass Strait and down the east coast of Tasmania to Hobart in a race for the finish line!

The Start Line
Visitors and guests are welcome to participate in the Sydney Race Village festivities from the opening of the Village until after the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Sponsored by Mumm Champagne and Carlton & United Breweries, the Village has a number of attractions and events, including the highly anticipated Rolex Sydney Hobart Crew Party on December 21. Organised by the CYCA Associates Committee, one of the Club’s biggest December events boasts a DJ and late-night dance floor – free to attend for all Members and Rolex Sydney Hobart crews.

The Finish Line
Hobart’s waterfront is busy and buzzing, anticipating and celebrating the arrival of the boats.  Come and enjoy the packed program of entertainment, food and drinks, family fun, displays and information at the Hobart Race Village.  Nearby, The Taste of Tasmania festival is in full swing celebrating the best Tassie food and drinks on offer and Hobart’s hot spots are within walking distance.  Once the boats start rolling in, the atmosphere at Hobart’s Constitution Dock rises excitingly, culminating in the celebration of New Year’s Eve on the waterfront.

For more information, visit the website.

The Hofburg Silvesterball | Vienna, Australia
31st December 2019

Held in the Hofburg Palace, the Hofburg Silvesterball is the highlight of New Year’s Eve in the heart of Vienna. The program includes top-class performers from Vienna’s opera houses, dancers, bands and orchestras playing everything from waltz to jazz to modern pop, making your night at the former imperial winter residence truly unforgettable. In addition to a spellbinding opening ceremony, you will be treated to a fantastic midnight show and a firework display above the old town. Once the fireworks have subsided, keep dancing on until the early hours of the morning. There are plenty of attractions away from the dancefloor too: pick your own lucky four-leaf clover or attach your resolutions for the year ahead on the wish tree.

There are varying levels of tickets – some offering a full 4-course dinner, others reserved seats at a table (categorized by different ballrooms) while others are just entrance and nothing else. Guests can also choose to purchase Waltz dance lessons which are held at the palace earlier in the day (so that you feel confident to whirl around the dance floor later that evening)!

For more information visit their website.

Hofburg Silvester Ball Vienna
Hofburg Silvester Ball Vienna.

Cars & Coffee | Australia | December 2019

This month we’re featuring Cars & Coffee events in Australia. Be sure to be up and early for your caffeine and engine fix!

  • Cars & Coffee Australia | Brisbane | 7thDecember 2019
  • Cars & Coffee Australia | Byron Bay | 8th December 2019
  • Cars & Coffee Australia | Melbourne | 14th December 2019
  • Cars & Coffee Australia | Gold Coast | 1st December 2019

For more information and to see Cars & Coffee events worldwide, visit the website.

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What’s On November 2019 | Worldwide Luxury Events

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Vertical Flight Expo & Conference 2019 | Amsterdam
5 – 7 November 2019

Formerly known as Helitech International, this years Vertical Flight Expo moves to the UK and is the largest civil and para-public helicopter event in Europe, with over 4,000 attending for 3 days of collaborative debate and discussions. Guests are also invited to attend workshops along with demonstrations from 160+ world-class suppliers from all over the world, including Airbus, Bell, Kopter, Bae Systems, Rockwell Collins, Sikorsky and more. Offering a high-level program of educational content and networking opportunities, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the whole vertical supply chain from aircraft interiors, through to avionics, navigation systems, leasing options and regulatory solutions.

For more information visit their website.

Vertical Flight Expo Conference
Airbus H160 at Helitech International 2017.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019 | Yas Circuit Marina, Abu Dhabi
29 November – 1 December 2019

Attracting over 60,000 spectators, the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix now in its 10th year, is the biggest international event in the UAE, bringing the nights alive as F1 cars speed around the circuit and past superyachts in the marina.

Besides all the action the F1 brings to the track there is also plenty of entertainment to be had amongst this glamorous setting with nightly concerts and more to keep the celebrations going!

For more information visit the website.

The Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi
The Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

Los Angeles Auto Show | LA Convention Center
22nd November – 1st December 2019

One of the world’s largest auto shows, the Los Angeles Auto Show brings over 1000 vehicles to the LA Convention Center and is your one-stop-shop for comparison shopping cars, trucks, SUVs, electric vehicles & more without any sales pressure.

Whether it’s new vehicle shopping, free test drives, experiencing the latest tech or exploring an assortment of customized rides and exotics, there is something for everyone at the show. It’s highly recommend purchasing your tickets online to save money, avoid potential box office lines and to enter with your mobile phone or tablet.

For more information visit the website.

Cars at the LA Auto Show
Cars at the LA Auto Show.

Pure McLaren Experience Bahrain | Bahrain
26 – 28 November 2019

Pure McLaren is the exclusive driving program of McLaren, held throughout the year at some of the world’s greatest tracks with this months experience being held in the Sakhir desert, where Bahrain’s purpose built motorsport facility boasts 5 FIA certified track layouts to experience driving on (more than anywhere else in the world!).

Courses range from the entry level “experience” for prospective owners who want to get a feel for the McLaren range through to Owners Track Days and the Performance Academy for the track focused under the watchful guidance of their team of professional driving coaches.

  • Pure McLaren Experience: The perfect half day option for those looking to get their first taste of a McLaren.
  • Owner Track Days: For owners to learn how to maximise the use of their machine
  • Performance Academy: For owners who want to really test their skills and the limits of their car.

Each European Pure McLaren event is also part of the 2019 Pure McLaren GT Series making it an all round exciting weekend of track action.

For more information and to book your spot on the track, visit the website.

Pure McLaren Experiences 2019
Pure McLaren Experiences 2019 Price List.
Pure McLaren Experience Bahrain
Pure McLaren Experience Bahrain.

Cars & Coffee | Australia | November 2019

This month we’re featuring Cars & Coffee events in Australia. Be sure to be up and early for your caffeine and engine fix!

  • Cars & Coffee Australia | Brisbane | 2nd November 2019
  • Cars & Coffee Australia | Byron Bay | 10th November 2019
  • Cars & Coffee Australia | Melbourne | 9th November 2019
  • Cars & Coffee Australia | Gold Coast | 3rd November 2019

For more information and to see Cars & Coffee events worldwide, visit the website.

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